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Whether you’re working on a local collective impact initiative or a national public-private partnership; whether you’re a practitioner or a researcher; whether you’re looking for basics or a detailed look at a particular topic, our Resource Library can help you find the information and tools you need for your cross-sector thinking and practice. The Library — which includes resources from research organizations, advisory groups, training organizations, academic centers and journals, and other sources — spans issue areas, sectors, and partnership types.

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✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “In recent years, concern has grown over good practices in the procurement process in public-private partnerships (PPPs). The consensus view is that PPPs are prone to higher transaction costs than traditional public provision. In this paper, we contrast…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “[The Transportation Research Board’s] National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 391: Public Sector Decision Making for Public–Private Partnerships examines information designed to evaluate the benefits and risks associated with allowing the private sector to have a greater…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The types of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in which private sector partners take on increased responsibility for project design, construction, financing, and operation have become popular in the United States and around the world as means of delivering large-scale…

“Currently, the highway transportation sector faces a fiscal challenge due to the gap between available funding and the costs of providing and maintaining the infrastructure. High costs have resulted from several causes such as deterioration and obsolescence related to the advanced age of much of…

“This guide is one of the tools supplied by DISTILLATE to help local authority practitioners. The function of this guide is to help practitioners overcome the barriers — identified by practitioners themselves through the DISTILLATE research process — to meaningful partnership working and delivery. ……

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “Governments have increasingly relied on market mechanisms to improve the efficiency of public services. This is especially true when it comes to financing the nation’s transportation infrastructure system, where enabling legislation at the federal and state level has…

✴︎ Available only with purchase from publisher “The process of risk allocation between public and private sectors in transport infrastructure agreements is analyzed as a bargaining process between these two agents. Such a process is modelled with a final offer arbitration game. The idea here…

“The purpose of this report is to promote greater understanding of the role institutional factors (including statutory, regulatory, financial, organizational, procedural, and cultural) play in facilitating or impeding the formation and successfully implementation of public-private partnerships and to identify effective strategies for overcoming institutional impediments…

In this research brief for McKinsey, Benjamin Cheatham and Walter Oblin look at the opportunities and risks of public-private partnerships for transportation. “Opportunities for the private sector to invest in public-transportation infrastructure through public-private partnerships are likely to be worth more than $300 billion from…